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Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Program Description

UMBC’s Master’s in Professional Studies (M.P.S.): Industrial /Organizational Psychology explores and integrates important topics such as human resource practice, organizational behavioral management, human factors and culminates with a professional capstone experience. Understanding the importance of communication, presentation and critical thinking skills, UMBC’s M.P.S.: Industrial/Organizational Psychology covers the essential techniques and skills necessary for success in this field. Our program enables students to develop a professional portfolio while building strong relationships with faculty practitioners and industry professionals. Based in Rockville, Maryland, at the Universities at Shady Grove, the program offers evening, weekend, and select online courses for busy professionals.

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Degrees Offered:  M.P.S.

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Psychology

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time, Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

B.A. or B.S. in Psychology. Students seeking admission from disciplines other than psychology may be required to take prerequisites (introductory psychology course and a research methods/statistics course) prior to enrollment in the program. Additional materials required: CV.

Term of Admission: Fall

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  301-738-6285 (Shady Grove)

Graduate Program Director:

Elliot Lasson, 301-738-6171,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Rickeysha Jones, 301-738-6285,


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